Carleton closes first half of the season with blowout win over Algoma

Ottawa, ON – There might have never been a game more set up to be a trap game for the Carleton Ravens than Sunday afternoon.  The Ravens entered the day having travelled back home for their second game of the weekend after playing in Brock on Friday. One of the two remaining winless teams in the province was there to greet them, the Algoma Thunderbirds, and … Continue reading Carleton closes first half of the season with blowout win over Algoma

“That was awesome”: McMaster rookie Jocelyn Newby earns her moment in win over Brock

Hamilton, ON- When the ball left her hands and her jump shot clanked off the rim and in, Jocelyn Newby had done it. The McMaster Marauders women’s basketball guard scored her first regular season points in a 66-53 victory over the Brock Badgers on Nov. 19.  “That was awesome,” Newby said. The Guelph native played in the preseason and earlier in the regular season. She scored … Continue reading “That was awesome”: McMaster rookie Jocelyn Newby earns her moment in win over Brock

“They killed us on the glass”: Demagus’ poster not enough as Badgers out-muscle Marauders

Hamilton, ON- McMaster Marauders guard Mychael Paulo dribbled the ball at the top of the three-point line. He found guard Mike Demagus cutting to the rim. Demagus rose up and threw down a dunk over Brock Badgers forward Jevonnie Scott.  In the moment, Demagus celebrated, going over to the bench. His teammates cheered as well. The Burridge Gym crowd erupted. That dunk took place in the … Continue reading “They killed us on the glass”: Demagus’ poster not enough as Badgers out-muscle Marauders

“Grit, grind and just rough”: Marauders respond to beat TMU

Hamilton, ON- After losing to the nationally-ranked Queen’s Gaels this past Sunday, McMaster Marauders men’s basketball head coach Patrick Tatham said they were outworked.  In the following game against the TMU Bold on Nov. 18, it was McMaster’s effort and grind that helped them pull out the victory.  “Grit, grind and just rough,” Tatham called it. Like their game against the Gaels, the first half … Continue reading “Grit, grind and just rough”: Marauders respond to beat TMU

“I’m going to keep shooting”: Amy Stinson breaks through as McMaster takes down TMU 

Hamilton, ON- There’s an old saying for basketball players that sometimes, once one shot falls in, others begin to fall as well.  That might have been the case for McMaster Marauders women’s basketball forward Amy Stinson. She finished with 15 points and six rebounds against the TMU Bold on Nov. 18. The Marauders took down the defending U SPORTS and OUA champion Bold 64-54.  Stinson and … Continue reading “I’m going to keep shooting”: Amy Stinson breaks through as McMaster takes down TMU 

“We have to pay for that”: Marauders dropped by Gaels in eye of the storm

Hamilton, ON- After their home opener win against the York Lions, McMaster Marauders men’s basketball head coach Patrick Tatham talked about getting through the “storm” of their opening stretch.  With games against Carleton and Ottawa already under their belt, the Marauders hosted the defending OUA finalist Queen’s Gaels on Nov. 13. On Sunday afternoon at the Burridge Gym, McMaster found themselves in the eye of the … Continue reading “We have to pay for that”: Marauders dropped by Gaels in eye of the storm

“We’re never going to quit”: McMaster pushes Queen’s to the brink but falls short

Hamilton, ON- On their final possession, the McMaster Marauders women’s basketball team had a chance to tie the game. They were on the verge of continuing their comeback – perhaps into overtime. The Marauders were facing the undefeated reigning U SPORTS bronze medallist Queen’s Gaels at home on Nov. 13 and after losing to Ottawa and Carleton earlier in the season, the Marauders had another chance … Continue reading “We’re never going to quit”: McMaster pushes Queen’s to the brink but falls short

“Soak in every moment”: joy, experience and resilience for Queen’s Bridget Mulholland

Hamilton, ON- In the early part of her seventh year of university basketball, Bridget Mulholland takes a moment to reflect.  The Queen’s Gaels forward has been through many highs and lows in that time. “It’s been a long seven years,” Mulholland said. “I don’t take the moments in the program, in the OUA and U SPORTS for granted. Recently, just been trying to soak in every moment.” … Continue reading “Soak in every moment”: joy, experience and resilience for Queen’s Bridget Mulholland

“A whole different level”: Sarah Gates sets McMaster record in her final home opener 

Hamilton, ON– As Sarah Gates was racking up points, she wasn’t aware of how many she had.  The fifth-year McMaster Marauders guard ended up scoring 47 points in their season opener victory against York. It was a career-high for her and a McMaster women’s basketball record.  “Honestly, it was just one of those games where you’re just playing basketball,” Gates said. “I had no sense … Continue reading “A whole different level”: Sarah Gates sets McMaster record in her final home opener 

“We couldn’t lose on our home court”: second half rally seals Marauders’ home opener victory

Hamilton, ON- Midway through the third quarter of their home opener, the McMaster Marauders were at risk of starting the season with three straight losses.  The Marauders men’s basketball team was trailing the York Lions in the second half of their home opener on Nov. 11 when they made a run to pull away for an 89-61 victory and their first regular season win of … Continue reading “We couldn’t lose on our home court”: second half rally seals Marauders’ home opener victory